Friday, April 19

City rout Newcastle to go three points clear

Agencies

Manchester City shrugged off their Champions League exit to take control of the Premier League title race with a 5-0 rout of Newcastle United while Everton took a big leap towards safety on Sunday.

According to Reuters, Arsenal also boosted their hopes of finishing in the top four with a 2-1 home victory against a Leeds United side who dropped into the bottom three.

Any hangover following their dramatic semi-final loss against Real Madrid was swept away as Raheem Sterling struck twice for Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium.

Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Phil Foden were also on the scoresheet as City reclaimed top spot and moved three points ahead of Liverpool who drew with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Both sides have three games left to play and City now also have a four-goal superior goal difference.

“The margin between us and Liverpool is so tight and goal difference can happen. It was important we win,” Reuters quoted manager Pep Guardiola as saying.

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